Holiday Inn - West Yellowstone
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... I got a spot early as the number of people waiting to see it go off was ridiculous. A bit late from the predicted spray time, it went off without a hitch. Impressive considering the length of time it has been active and the number and diversity of people coming to see it. I don't think I saw more than two of the same license plate states in the parking lot walking back to my car. I continued around the outer loop of ...
... we browsed the gift shop but found nothing that we needed to bring home. We returned to our hotel rooms for a good nights sleep. Tomorrow is supposed to rain so it is a good thing we will be in the van to Cody. Afternote - On our trip through Yellowstone we used a "Gaperguide". This is an ingenious GPS enabled tour guide for Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. They plug into your stereo aux input and give excellent history and tips as you ...
... way we saw that many of the tall trees were burnt and a number of smaller greener trees were taking their place.
After checking into our camping spot at bridge bay we relaxed a bit and then debated on what we should do next. Finally we decided to head up to canyon village to go to the visitor center and find out more about hiking trails nearby. Along the way we saw a couple of bison grazing on the ...
... and exiting at West Yellowstone.
The park was spectacular as always, but the wildlife was a little shy. We saw some Elk, and a few bison an chipmunks up the wazoo, but no bears...
I suspect that part of the reason that the bears were sick of bloody tourists giving them **** all day long. Pushing in to lines in their giant RVs that should just be put out in the desert and burnt and jabbering away on their phones when they should just be appreciating ...
... topping off the batteries… we can watch a movie… use the computer, keep the RV warm… and prepare for night… OH YEA, BTW cook dinner as well…
One of the tasks I take very seriously is the checking of the tires and a safety check that I do each time we ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn - West Yellowstone
Great place, pleased with our stay. LArge clean rooms, nothing to complain about except that the wireless internet was poor - not good reception in our room. not a big deal since we didn't spend much time there.
Good value - nice room.
We stayed here two nights, the room was pretty large and was clean.
Cost for the double Queen bed room was about $80. less than in Yellowstone at Old Faithful Snow Lodge double queen room. (And here we had Cable/TV, refrigerator, pool, internet access, etc.)
Service was good, too, but we were there duing the "off season" after Labor Day and before the snowmobile/skiing season.
Even though it is about a one-two hour drive from event location in Yellowstone National Park, the drive is very pretty and on the route to/from West Yellowstone was where we saw the most dramatic wildlife (bald eagle, elk, wolves, etc.).
I would stay here again.
Travel date dictates
We stayed at this hotel a couple of weeks ago and had a good experience. The rooms are large, clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. However, I can't help pointing out that most lodging experiences are completely dependant upon the dates on which you are staying at any given place. We stayed after the start of the school year so that most family vacationers would be gone, but just prior to Labor Day. Up until Labor Day weekend, we had the pool and hot tub to ourselves, were fawned over at the local shops and restaurants, etc.. But as soon as the weekend crowds hit on Saturday morning the place became a zoo.
There is nothing fancy about this place, but from what we saw while visiting, it is assuredly one of the best hotels in West Yellowstone. Note: while using the guest laundry, I discovered that guests from other hotels were using the facilities at this hotel because the others did not have such ammenities as guest laundries and consierge service.
Great value for families
Stayed here after spending several nights in Yellowstone. Location is not too bad for seeing the park but expect to spend at least a couple hours driving per day to get anywhere into the park and back out. We actually stayed at the Cascade in Canyon one night and 2 nights at Old Faithful Snow Lodge then here in West Yellowstone for 2 nights. Rooms are very large and include a sofa, fridge, and microwave. Has a pool and hot-tub (nice for the kids after the limited frills of in-park lodging).
U can do much better
Unfriendly staff, couldn't even provide restrautant menu. Spent 4 days and the room was never vacummed.
Good Value, Good Base for Yellowstone
We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel (3 nights). The room is spacious, clean, and comfortable with a refrigerator. It's an excellent base for exploring Yellowstone. The restaurant was average at best, the pool was a little small (but okay), and half of the exercise equipment did not work. There was also the usual "door slamming" noises you get with most budget hotels. However, we slept well each night and enjoyed our stay. The historic train car inside the hotel (next to the restaurant) is a must see, and the town of West Yellowstone is a great place!!! Got an online rate of $76 per night, which I believe was a bargain.
Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, West Yellowstone
Good value for the money but seems to be busy.
Room were clean and spacious.
Didn't try their restaurant but the menu looked good.
I had emailed a request for adjacent rooms but was ignored or never looked at. They won't even acknowledge receiving it so don't trust their email address.
Pool was overclorinated but that's normal for indoor pools it seems.
Good base for visiting southern Montana and Yellowstone
This is a very decent place to stay if you are staying in West Yellowstone, Montana. It's nothing fancy, but much better than the average Holiday Inn.
The rooms are very large-room enough for two queen beds, a sofa and a table. There's even a microwave and mini fridge. The room would probably would be comfortable for a family of four. For two or even one person, it will seem huge, compared to the average hotel room.
Décor is standard, but cheerful, and staff are all very friendly and helpful.
On the negative, the food in the restaurant is poor quality, the workout room is tiny with little equipment and the indoor pool did not look very inviting, although a lot of people used it. However, you don't come to this region of the country for the food or hotel facilities. The hotel has easy access to all the attractions in southern Montana and northern Wyoming-primarily Yellowstone National Park, Quake Lake, Virginia City and Nevada City. So after a long day hiking or touring about, this hotel is a fine choice to come back to.
Great place to stay
Just got back from a snowmobiling trip. Great place stay with a great package deal. Had a jacuzzi suite room which was large and clean. Great breakfast included in package, only thing was very slow service in restaurant. Friendly front desk staff. Would stay here again.
They saved our vacation
On our first ever trip to Yellowstone National Park; we decided to stay at a cabin resort near the west entrance.Upon arriving at the resort, we found that it did not resemble the hype on their website. The cabins were set in a parking lot. Ours had no trees nearby, and a view of a local trailer park. We were on the bottom floor of a two-story cabin, and a large family with a lot of children was on the top, making a lot of noise thumping around all hours of the night. The bathroom door would not shut, and there was no air conditioning during a record heat wave.After the first night, I walked around town asking all the local hotels if they had room for us for the next four nights.Where the staff of the other hotels acted like they could not be bothered, Lorraine at the Holiday Inn did everything to get us into a room. She quickly found that they had a "Family Suite" available for the first two nights, and a normal room the second two. She advised me that there could be a cancellation and we might be able to stay in the Family Suite, but regardless, they had room for us.The family suite consisted of a large room with two queen size beds, television, microwave, refrigerator and bathroom. There was one large bathroom, an overstuffed chair, and a table with two chairs. There was another private bedroom with a kind sized bed, and a television.The hotel has an indoor pool and hot tub. Both were a bit cloudy. In the pool area was an exercise room. There was also a sauna.Near the registration desk there was a fully staffed activity center, an internet access vending machine, a snack station, and a TV with a seating area.The hotel had a restaurant for breakfast and dinner, and a bar that served lunch and dinner. Inside the bar was a small casino with real video poker and keno machines. I was not aware that Montana allowed gambling. I was also surprised to see that the minimum age for the games was 18 instead of 21. The casino was very low-key, and we had no idea it was even there until a day or two into our stay.They also had small railroad museum that featured one of the original cars that used to bring people to Yellowstone before the railroads stopped going there many years ago.The second morning at the hotel, I went to see Lorraine, who told me that a Family Suite had opened up for our fourth day, but not the third day. I went ahead and took it, hoping that one would open up for day three, but it didnt. So, on that day we moved into a regular room with two queen beds.I was surprised by how large the standard room was. It was every bit as large as the Family Suite, but without the private bedroom. It had the refrigerator and microwave, plus a small couch to sit on. It was very comfortable for the one night we spent in it. Lorraine also went to the trouble to book it right across the hallway from our original room, so we just had to carry things out of one room, and into the other.The fourth night, we went back to another Family Suite, again on the same floor, and just across the hall, but down a bit from our original room. This one was similar, but had a small couch instead of the overstuffed chair. Also, there was a table in the private bedroom that worked well for my laptop.The food at the restaurant was some of the best we had while visiting Yellowstone. They had good, fast room service. They also featured a free breakfast for kids under twelve that saved us a few bucks.The hotel is located just a few blocks from the west entrance to Yellowstone, which is the nearest one to Old Faithful.I would recommend this hotel, especially to families traveling together. Ive stayed away from Holiday Inns just due to an impression Ive had that they were of lower quality. The truth is that this hotel was better than many Hilton or Hyatt properties Ive stayed in. They also get high marks from me for having a staff who was helpful and caring when the others in the area didnt care enough to even act like they were checking to see if there was a last minute cancellation.The fact is, they saved our vacation.